Category: TAHA AKYOL
At the Sept. 26 opening ceremony for the 2017-18 academic year, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan admitted that the government had been “unsuccessful” in the areas of education and culture.
The long-closed Atatürk Culture Center (AKM) on Istanbul’s Taksim Square will reopen after renovation in 2019, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said.
At least 1,000 passengers at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, who were set to travel abroad, were not able to embark early on Sept. 26 due to a breakdown in the Istanbul provincial security directorate’s Polnet data system.
Category: YALÇIN BAYER
The irresistible charm of rent has steadily increased the amount of land in Istanbul zoned for housing, construction and the human population.
The garden of the now shut-down Kuleli Military High School in Istanbul has pitted the Defense Ministry against the Culture Ministry as the latter insists on acquiring a part of the 180-decare garden in addition to the building itself but the Defense Ministry denies the request.
“Ever since Lausanne, we have dreamed of establishing a state,” Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani said in 2016 during a visit to the U.S.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The head of Turkey’s top official religious body, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), has recently been changed by the government, but it seems that the change has not had any effect on the institution’s anti-secularism stance.
A private jet crashed while making an emergency landing on Sept. 21 at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and burst into flames, leaving four injured, officials said
The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul rose by 10.8 percent in the first eight months of this year, when compared to the same period last year, hitting 6.95 million, Culture and Tourism Ministry data has shown.
As Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz confirmed on Sept. 19 that Turkey’s high school entrance exam will not be held this year, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) continued to raise concerns on the issue, with one of its deputies claiming that the move aims to funnel students to religion-focused high schools.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 18 that he had formally demanded the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) region suspend an independence referendum
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport saw the highest increase in passenger numbers in July out of all five major European airports, the European airport trade body announced on Sept. 13.
The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which was smuggled abroad some 50 years ago, has finally been returned to Turkey from Switzerland.
Excavations in one of the most important coastal towns of the Hellenistic era, the ancient city of Parion in the northwestern Turkish province of Çanakkale’s Biga district, have unearthed a 2,000-year-old feeding bottle
Guided by Evliya Çelebi’s “Seyahatname” (Travel Book), an excavation team in the eastern province of Erzincan’s Kemah district has succeeded to unearth the longest water tunnels and a millennium-old Turkish neighborhood.
Education Ministry officials have admitted that none of the 18 officials in charge of controlling the text books saw an obscure caricature included in a Turkish language school book.
Category: DENİZ SİPAHİ
Every opportunity possible, I show “İzban,” the inner-city railway transport network in the Aegean province of İzmir as an example ... It has become one of Turkey’s most important projects.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Sometimes when you read stories in papers separately, they are just news items.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
Two interesting developments occurred in our neighbor Syria on the day our National Football Team beat Croatia and rose to third place in their group in the World Championship play-offs.
Turkish budget airline Pegasus is looking to boost its flights between Europe and Turkey following a recovery in demand this year as the security situation improved, its chief commercial officer said.
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